Help students use English effectively and easily in both written and oral communication. Woven into high-interest stories, students apply their skills through writing exercises as well as fill-in-the-blank worksheet activities. Topics covered include types of sentences, direct and indirect objects, adjectives, adverbs, clauses, complex sentences, proofreading, types of nouns, types of pronouns, verb tenses, prepositional speeches, gerunds, complex sentences, and more. 54 reproducible pages, softcover. Answer key included. Grades 7 & 8. The Essential English series is a progressive series, building on the previous book's content.